If you’re an Irish interiors buyer or an interior designer, here are the top 6 international trade shows worth booking flights for.
In order of 2018 date…
1. Top Drawer, London
“Top Drawer is the UK’s leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers,
showcasing a curated edit of 1500 brands to top international retailers.”
Hello coat rack from Block
Storage baskets by Bohemia Design Limited
Top Drawer in London features carefully curated, design-led products with excellent commercial appeal. They do a lot of home accessories, giftware, craft and fashion, and they make an effort to showcase sustainably-sourced products.
2. MAISON&OBJET, Paris
“MAISON&OBJET is the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends.”
Rosé hose by Garden Glory
Skateboard light feature by Leçons de choses
MAISON&OBJET showcases a range of interior decor, design, furniture, accessories, tableware and more, and they have a dedicated textiles section.
3. Spring Fair, Birmingham
“Spring Fair is the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home products”
Furniture by Gallery Direct Ltd
Spring Fair in Birmingham has a mix of different products from jewellery, toys, beauty, and, of course, homeware.
4. Ambiente, Frankfurt
“Ambiente is the trade fair that brings the future into the present”
Cushion by Africa! Ignite
Nest of tables by Akanksha International
Ambiente is about what’s next, focusing on the biggest upcoming trends in dining, living, and giving. Over the course of the event, they host excellent presentations, lectures and events featuring industry experts and famous designers.
5. Pulse, London
Pulse focus on gifts, living and fashion, and make a special effort to bring emerging talent and unseen products to the table.
6. Home and Gift, Harrogate
“Home & Gift is the retailers’ favourite buying festival, showcasing thousands of new brands & products in the beautiful setting of Harrogate.”
Woollen products by Bronte by Moon
Vessels by Garden Trading
Home and Gift in Harrogate in England is one of the UK’s oldest gathering of buyers and brands, having been around for almost 60 years.
They’re not open to the public
These wonderfully inspirational events are where buyers go to source their upcoming collections so they are mostly only open to industry professionals.